Hi! I’m Alexa, author of the blog The Duvall Homestead. I’m a former city girl with home grown roots, who is happy to spend all day in her homestead cooking from scratch and living a simple natural life.
How We Got Here
We live in a little modern day homestead in the Pacific Northwest. My husband John and I have learned how to keep chickens, make sourdough bread, and build our own furniture all from our little farmhouse.
In college, I was the girl who lived in an apartment that she definitely couldn’t afford just to experience city life. I quickly realized that it was not for me, and I greatly missed my peace and quiet (and ability to drive and park anywhere I wanted!).
I worked full time in corporate accounting and sat at my desk often, gazing out the window, thinking of a simpler life that maybe involved some farm animals. It’s not surprising really, considering I used to read farm books as a little girl and always would cook in the kitchen with my mom.
One day I made the best batch of chocolate chip cookies using different ingredients than the recipe called for (because let’s be honest I could barely afford to eat main meals, let alone desserts!).
That sparked something in me that made me want to cook, clean, and live, all from scratch. I wanted to create things on my own, and fully understand how God intended us to live and eat. I just can’t get enough of it.
Fun Facts about Me
I don’t really know what else to tell you about me, so I’ll try to compile a list of “fun facts”.
1. I met my husband John via an online dating service (no, not an app, I don’t think those even existed yet LOL). But yes, I was a bit frustrated with the dating scene (probably because I was in the city and didn’t like going to bars) so I thought I’d take a peek online, and I guess it worked out.
2. I’m an exercise junkie. For over 10 years as I child I competed as a gymnast, and then I moved on to ballet, cheerleading, and eventually professional dance. In all honesty, exercise is a really big part of who I am. I don’t like to go even a day without some kind of workout. It just feels so good!
3. I wore some epic headgear when I was a kid. Like the metal kind that goes all the way around your head, and you wear it all day and night. At first I was embarrassed about it, but then one of the boys in school who was “cute” and “popular” also had to get headgear, so I ended up being excited about it.
Keep Following Along
Follow along as I share farm to table recipes and homemade, natural living every week here on the blog.
I started homesteading when I had a window sill in a city apartment. And you can too! Follow along for farm to table recipes and homemade natural living every week here at the Duvall Homestead.
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